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HOSPICE CONCEPT

Hospice is a concept of caring derived from medieval times, symbolizing a place where travelers, pilgrims and the sick, wounded or dying could find rest and comfort. The contemporary hospice offers a comprehensive program of care to patients and families facing a life threatening illness. Hospice is primarily a concept of care, not a specific place of care.

Hospice emphasizes palliative rather than curative treatment; quality rather than quantity of life. The dying are comforted. Professional medical care is given, and sophisticated symptom relief provided. The patient and family are both included in the care plan and emotional, spiritual and practical support is given based on the patient’s wishes and family’s needs. Trained volunteers can offer respite care for family members as well as meaningful support to the patient.

Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice provides personalized services and a caring community so that patients and families can attain the necessary preparation for a death that is satisfactory to them.

Those involved in the process of dying have a variety of physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs. The nature of dying is so unique that the goal of the hospice team is to be sensitive and responsive to the special requirements of each individual and family.

Hospice care is provided to patients who have a limited life expectancy. Although most hospice patients are cancer patients, hospices accept anyone regardless of age or type of illness. These patients have also made a decision to spend their last months at home or in a homelike setting.

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Owner, Nikia Denny makes front cover of Community Spirit October issue. Read Full Story.


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Tranquility receives "Excellence in Customer Service" by the Better Business Bureau. Read More.



Tranquility Hospice
was voted "Best of the Best" for the hospice category in the Oklahoma Magazine July, 2010.




Tranquility Hospice
featured in the Oklahoma's Nursing Times July, 2010.
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Tranquility Hospice
featured in the Oklahoma Magazine June, 2010.
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Tranquility Hospice
is a proud member of the
National Hospice and Palliative Care Association

A promise given to those patients facing a terminal illness when choices seem so few. Hospice is about living life to the fullest in secure and familiar surroundings with those who matter most - family and friends. Tranquility Hospice offers terminally ill patients an alternative to routine home care and repeated hospitalizations.

Tranquility Hospice proudly offers comprehensive care focused on easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness. Offering outstanding care, the hospice team members are dedicated professionals and trained volunteers who specialize in meeting the individualized needs of terminally ill patients and families.

Patients who are eligible for hospice services are patients diagnosed with a terminal illness resulting in a life expectancy of six months or less, as determined by the patient's physician. Hospices are responsible for providing quality care regardless of diagnosis, age, gender, nationality, race, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or ability to pay. A decision to choose hospice care will be made by the patient in partnership with his or her family physician and the hospice team, after a thorough review of all the care options.

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Tranquility Hospice welcomes Louie to our new pet therapy program!

Tranquility Hospice developed the pet therapy program to give our patient's affectionate and loving companion visits.  Louie assists hospice patients who need companionship and unconditional love. Louie makes his trips each week to the patients and provides quality love and entertainment to our extended family.

The Pet Therapy program is led by Tranquility Hospice's Director of Clinical Services and our volunteers.

Go read more about Prince Louie IV! Click here.

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Tranquility hospice is always looking for great volunteers and interns. If your interested in our

Volunteer Positions:

• Visiting Volunteer. Visit hospice patients in homes and care facilities; provide companionship to patients, respite and support to caregivers.

• Crafts and Events Volunteer. Use your talents to support our patients and their families.

• Office. Provide light clerical support at our business office.

• Internships. Opportunities are available in a variety of areas.

• Bereavement. Provide grief support through visits and phone calls to bereaved families; assist with support groups.

To get started volunteering with Tranquility Hospice, just click the PDF image to download the PDF application. Then email or fax to attention Brittaney Baker, Community Advocate. Email or 918-592-0522



 
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